August 20, 2009
Assistant Professor of Foreign Languages José Ignacio Alvarez Fernandez submitted several entries for The Spanish Literary Exile of 1939, A Bio-bibliographic Dictionary, to be published in 2009-2010 by the Universitat Autónoma de Barcelona (AUB). His article, "From Camp to Camp: Places of Memory in the Literature of Spanish Republican Diaspora," will be published in Colloque International la Littérature Espagnole et les Camps Français. His book project, "Introduction, Edition and Translation of Franco's Prisoner" will be published in Anthropos Editorial. His article titled, "The Testimonial Poetry of Celso Amieva" will also be published in Exile and Identity in the Hispanic World: Reflections and Representations. Alvarez Fernandez will present his work titled "The Asturian Author Alicio Garcitoral and its Exile in Boston" at the 70 Years After, The Asturian Exile of 1939 Conference this fall. He also published a book review titled "Desde esta cámara oscura" in Letras Penininsulares.
Chair and Associate Professor for Emmanuel's Department of Nursing Diane Arathuzik gave a presentation entitled "Living with Suffering: Coping with Metastatic Breast Cancer Pain" at the Oncology Nursing Society Congress on May 2nd, in San Antonio, Texas.
Assistant Professor of English Christopher Craig's article, "‘Nobody's a Bum All their Life': Teaching Class Through William Kennedy's Ironweed," appeared in the August 2009 issue of Radical Teacher.
Assistant Professor of Chemistry Aren Gerdon has established a collaboration with Henry Margolis, Chair of the Department of Biomineralization at the Forsyth Institute titled "Matrix Protein Regulation of Enamel Mineral Formation." An NIH grant that was submitted with Margolis has been approved for funding by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research, National Institute of Health, Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Laurie Johnston had two articles published, "Catholics and Just War Theory Since 9-11: The Moral Challenge" in The Impact of 9-11 on Religion and Philosophy: The Day that Changed Everything? and "The Influence of Yves Congar, O.P. on the Spirituality and Practice of the Community of Sant'Egidio" in Catholic Identity and the Laity, Annual of the College Theology Society. Johnston presented "The Community of Sant'Egidio as a Lived Theology: A way Forward in the Impasse Over Church-world Theology?" at the Catholic Theological Society of America Annual Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in June. She will also present "Peacemaking and Realism - In the Same Breath?" at the conference "Realism in Christian Public Theology: Catholic and Protestant Perspectives" at the University of St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, Minnesota, this fall.
Associate Professor of History and Interim Dean of Arts and Sciences William C. Leonard had his reworked excerpt of a chapter drawn from the book Two Centuries of Faith: The Influence of Catholicism on Boston, published in Boston College Magazine. The essay is titled "Keeping the Faithful."
Professor of English and Creative Writing Mary Elizabeth Pope was interviewed on "Michigan Writers on the Air," a radio talk show which airs on the NPR affiliate Interlochen Public Radio (IPR). Pope, who is a Michigan summer resident, discussed the balance of writing and teaching in her life.
Associate Professor of English Lisa M. Stepanski received a two-week summer research fellowship at the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston and spoke about her research on August 20th. She also presented her Eddy-Alcott research at the NEPCA (Northeast Popular Culture Association) last October. Stepanski is writing an article on the friendship between Mary Baker Eddy and Bronson Alcott, father of Louisa May. She had a book review published in August and will have another published this fall in the Journal of Popular Culture.